Worldwide Turmoil Caused in Part on Drinking Water Lack

Have you ever heard the adage, “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink”? It’s a vintage saying that is much more true today than it was when it was first written. The world is made up of 70% water; however, even that’s not sufficient to sustain all the life on earth adequately. The truth is, more than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have the fresh water that they require for drinking and sanitation, which number is expected to escalate to substantially more than 4 billion by the year 2050 unless we take more intense action to conquer the drinking water lack through emergency water filter methods.

It could shock people to recognize that areas of the United States might be short of drinking water by as early as 2025. States like Arizona and California are already feeling the pinch. Much of this lack can be blamed on the fact 85% of water in the U.S. is used in agriculture. Many people have had to endure short intervals without water as a result of local problems, but it has never bothered us a lot, because we know the outage will quickly be remedied. However, certain parts of the country are forced to live with water rationing meaning they’re not being allowed to water their lawns or do other non-essential chores using water.

However, what we feel within this country is nothing compared to the way it can be in many other parts on the planet. It’s estimated that a minimum of 80 countries now have critical shortages of water which generates a danger both to the health of the populace and also the economics in the country. Poverty could be the single most significant problem with regards to these disadvantaged countries, because they lack the vital resources required to clean up their water supplies and distribute them to the people living there.

Lots of the global issues between nations, including the one involving Israel and Syria, are sparked by political battles over water rights. It can be hard to negotiate any type of treaty in the event the nations involved are fighting over the rights to water in the same river which happens to pass through both countries. We already have more than a dozen nations receiving 75% of their water from rivers that flow through hostile nations upstream.

Not enough water, in conjunction with rapidly-increasing populations, will present plenty of problems through the entire next century unless ways are found to combat the problem such as through municipal water treatment systems.

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